Monday, 30 December 2013

HD Brows Eyebrow Treatment Review

HD Brows Treatment Review


For the New Year I needed the quick beauty fix of HD Brows, that wouldn't break the bank and would give me an instant lift to my face. Too many Mince Pies and Sherry's had definitely made my face looked more bloated than normal over the Holiday Period, so I needed some immediate non-invasive face sculpting.
I booked in with Carly Davies, who is a renowned Brow Expert and Salon Owner in Hertford, at her salon Beyond Beauty.  They charge £30 for a HD Brows Treatment, which is a low cost considering that you only need a top up every other month after. The team at Beyond Beauty are very friendly and professional. It was great to see that Patch Tests and cleanliness of the highest level were carried out before and during my treatment. 

About HD Brows at Beyond Beauty
Carly came across HD Brows when she co-owned a beauty salon with her friend 7 years ago.
Nilam Patel rented a salon room of them and specialised in Permanent Make-Up, Cosmetics and shaping eyebrows. Nilam started to devise HD Brows in 2008 as  Co Founder with Karen Betts, which was a system born out of threading, tinting, plucking and waxing to create perfect eyebrows. Even if someone has really bad shape or nothing left in terms of an eyebrow shape, this system creates a new shape and look. Nilam has never looked back from this successful new beauty empire which consists of HD Brow training, products and now a beauty line and Carly now trains people at the HD Brow Headquarters in Milton Keynes.
The shop Beyond Beauty is a boutique style salon in Hertford, where you can just come in and get your treatment done at their very own Brow Bar. As well as HD Brows, Beyond Beauty also has Waxing, Massage, Dermalogica Face Therapies, Crystal Clear Facials, Eye Treatments, Caci, Tanning, Men's Grooming and Carly even does Permanent Cosmetics, which after this treatment, I might start saving for the Natural Stroke Eyebrows.
Beyond Beauty: 4 St Andrews Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1JA (Parking available opposite) www.beyondbeautyhertford.co.uk 01992 660194

Beyond Beauty Eyebrow Bar 

Carly Davies, who gave me my treatment and owns Beyond Beauty
Why have an eyebrow treatment?
I was attracted to this Eyebrow phenomena because of the recent trend that has seen eyelashes and eyebrows take front seat on the fashion trends thanks to models such as Cara Delevingne and the Barbarella look coming into Vogue. If you ever go to a beauty trade show you will now see the rows of Big Hair Extension pieces and Eye Treatments on offer. Eyes to me have always been important in being the first thing you notice about a person's face. So making a treatment that would enhance eyebrows to awaken the eye area makes perfect sense. 



Cara Devevingne, the model of the moment has fantastic eyebrows
Barbarella is making a comeback- big eyebrows, lashes and big hair are all back! 

So what are HD Brows?

HD Brows is a unique treatment to give you well groomed, high definition eyebrows. The HD Brows procedure transforms the way you look and more importantly, how you feel. Unlike other eyebrow treatments that us a 'one shape fits all' technique, HD Brows stylists access face shape and colouring before creating a bespoke brow, tailored for the client. 

Using a combination of skills, from preparation and personal consultation to custom blending, designing, creating and tailoring the shape as well as customised aftercare, HD Brows stylists can transform a face to such an extent that the effect has been likened to a mini facelift. 
HD Brows also offer the exclusive HD Brows make-up range, a collection of brushes, blushers, powders and palettes to suit every skin tone. 

What Does The HD Brow Treatment Involve? 


PATCH TEST: Before you can have the HD Treatment you must have a patch test at least one week before your treatment. This is a quick test that you can do in the comfort of your own home which just involves putting a strip test on your skin to determine if you will have an allergic reaction. If you see signs of redness, flaking or any irritation then you should cancel your appointment. This is rare though, and most people who get their hair dyed or get waxing won't be affected because your skin is not sensitive to this type of treatment. Make sure you get this done as you will have to sign that you have done this before your treatment and the salon will not be responsible for any reaction you have regarding the formula. 

Next there is a 7 step procedure to HD Brows which promises to transform even the most over plucked eyebrows to enhance your natural facial features. I will talk you through my experience: 

SEVEN STEPS TO HD BROWS:

STEP 1- CONSULTATION: Assessing your face shape, colouring and natural brows to determine the best result for you. Some clients can achieve the perfect HD Brow Shape on their first visit, whilst others ay need a few treatments and be advised to grow in more eyebrow hairs to get the best results. HD Brows can be thick or thin, dark or light, angular or soft. Whatever the current state of your brows, we will advise you on the process that is best or you. 

Carly advised me that my eyebrows had half of them missing and were quite fair, so she explained that she would be shaping in some of my baby hairs and using a nice ashy tint colour to complement my blonde hair. To fill in the missing part of the eyebrow, Carly said she would fill it in with HD Brow make-up after the treatment. 

STEP 2- TINTING: HD BROW treatment tints your brows, including the stray ones around the brow, so they get the best and maximum shape for you. The tint is a special, high pigment tint to give longer lasting results than traditional tints. They will mix the tint to your colouring and desired effect. 

The tint was applied quickly over my eyebrows and only left for a few minutes before it was taken off again. I noticed that Carly free handed the application without vaseline as you do for normal eyebrow tints. This is so that Carly could get to the fine hairs.

STEP 3- WAXING:  Waxing is carried out above and below the brows to achieve the famous HD shape, ensuring the tailored finish to the face shape. 

I'm not going to lie this bit is a slight wincy, but Carly was so quick at the waxing that the short pain bursts only lasted a few seconds. 

STEP 4- THREADING: The 'fluffy' hairs surrounding the brows are blended into the brow. 

Anyone who has had threading before will tell you that there is no pain, no gain. With a  slight crunching, pinching sound the hair is finely whipped out by thread and yes it does hurt but again, if you have a quick therapist like Carly then they can make it bearable. I also held my eyebrow and eyelid in place to stretch the skin so that there was a cleaner removal/less pain than just straight threading on the skin. 

STEP 5- TWEEZING: Tweezing brows to fine tune the shape. 

Here Carly just tidied up under my brow area and took away any loose hairs between my brows. Didn't hurt, just tickled. 

STEP 6- TRIMMING: Trimming any long hairs so that all the brow hairs lie perfectly in their newly defined shape. 

Tiny bit of trimming was needed on thickest part of my eyebrow.

STEP 7- AFTERCARE: Some clients will need a small amount of eyebrow pencil or powder to fill in any gaps whilst we encourage regrowth of any previously over plucked areas. 

Eyebrow Palette in Bombshell was used to add definition and draw in the missing eyebrows I had. (You can see this in my images). This palette includes a highlighter for just under the eyebrows and then lighter eyebrow shadowing for daytime wear and darker eyebrow colour for the evening. I bought this palette for £20 at Beyond Beauty and now use it since my treatment to shape my eyebrows and use it as an eyeshadow mix for natural or smoky eyes. 



Other Aftercare points included avoiding sun beds, swimming pools, saunas and fake tanning a couple of days after having the treatment. The only experience I had after having my treatment was a slight tingling sensation which I have experienced with threading before anyway.


THE RESULTS
So now for the results, which I am sure your are waiting to see! I was delighted with the results and can't believe how much it transformed my face and gave a new definition to my eyes. An instant wake-up calling for tired eyes. 

Here are my before shots- you can see how I only have half eyebrows and there is no definition. (Usually I pencil my eyebrows in which can be time-consuming) 



Here are my after pictures- you can see how my eyes look instantly better and it slims my face. 





BEFORE AND AFTERS:

I do believe the best way to really see a beauty transformation 
is to see before and after shots side by side:

See Top left I have normal eyebrows. Look at the other three images and see how it lifts my face. 

Basic side by side shows you how a darker eyebrow tint can make eye colour pop

Half eyebrows are no problem as the Eyebrow Palette colour
is applied to lengthen the eyebrows

All images here you can see the definition that the eyebrows give to my face

Eyebrows above lack shape, eyebrows below frame the eyes

Top left, normal eyebrows.
The surrounding images show you the total effect of HD Brows

Overview
Keeping up the eyebrow shaping each day as been really easy as Carly has created an easy shape for me to follow. I am glad that there isn't a massive upkeep and that when I go back for a tidy up, it will be minimal. I would really recommend this treatment. It's quick at 25 mins, doesn't cost the earth at £30 and is easy to maintain at home. The effects are instant and it is non invasive so you won't have any soreness afterwards. Let me know what you think of my new HD Eyebrows or if you also have them. 

For more info on HD Brows or to book a course, click this link:







SHARE:
© The GlamourCat Beauty and Lifestyle Blog. All rights reserved.
MINIMAL BLOGGER TEMPLATES BY pipdig